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Police watchdog investigates man's death in B.C. after Mounties respond to call

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — RCMP say a man who allegedly shot at police attending a call about a distraught person with firearms died after an interaction with officers at a home in Chilliwack, B.C. Spokesman Cpl.
Will British Columbians be able to wine-tour in the Okanagan this summer?

Will British Columbians be able to wine-tour in the Okanagan this summer?

“There may be limitations, for example on (wine) tastings and things, so that would have to be worked to make sure that it meets the criteria.”
B.C. drive-in theatres seek clarification from province about 50-car cap

B.C. drive-in theatres seek clarification from province about 50-car cap

B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the order restricting mass gatherings to no more than 50 individuals remains in place. The order was amended to include drive-in events.

Shots fired at RCMP during standoff with 'distraught' male in Chilliwack, B.C.

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., say shots were fired at Mounties responding to a call about a "distraught male" Saturday night. Police say in a release that it happened around 10:00 p.m.
B.C. taking correct approach to COVID-19, UVic psychology professor says

B.C. taking correct approach to COVID-19, UVic psychology professor says

The province has embraced a somewhat unique approach, imposing a small number of official restrictions compared to other provinces and other countries.
‘My life has changed a thousand-fold’: Tent-city residents move into hotel (PHOTOS)

‘My life has changed a thousand-fold’: Tent-city residents move into hotel (PHOTOS)

The hotel offers 93 people who previously lived in tents a double bed, 55-inch television with basic cable, private bathroom and a mini fridge.
B.C. residents have one more week to complete COVID-19 survey

B.C. residents have one more week to complete COVID-19 survey

The survey is open to all British Columbians aged 18 and up and takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Pandemic threatens B.C. book industry: publishers

Pandemic threatens B.C. book industry: publishers

The most recent data indicates book sales so far this year have fallen 30% from 2019 figures, with sales at retail book stores plummeting 60%.

Ottawa's help needed so travellers follow quarantine plans: B.C.'s top doctor

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says she strongly encourages the federal government to use its resources to monitor international travellers entering the province instead of providing any help with contact tracing. Dr.
'Time is running out for him and me' — Metro Vancouver couple cope with separation under lockdown

'Time is running out for him and me' — Metro Vancouver couple cope with separation under lockdown

Brigitte Beurmann's husband lives under lockdown in a retirement home. As his dementia progresses, she's worried they won't get a chance to meet face-to-face again before he forgets her altogether.
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